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后生可畏
Pinyin
hòu shēng kě wèi
English
the younger generation deserves to be treated with respect
Explanation
Meaning
后生:年轻人,后辈;畏:敬畏。年轻人是可敬畏的。形容青年人能超过前辈。
Context
《论语·子罕》:“后生可畏,焉知来者之不如今也。”
Example
~,非虚言也。 ◎宋·朱熹《寄陈同甫书》十二
Synonyms
少年老成
Antonyms
少不更事、乳臭未干
Grammar
主谓式;作谓语、宾语、分句;含褒义,称赞年轻人
 
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